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What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most commonly used medical procedures in the world originating in China more than 3,000 years ago. It is one aspect of Traditional Chinese medicine. Acupuncture began to become better known in the North American in 1970’s.
Traditional acupuncture is based on the principle that our health depends on the balanced functioning of the body’s energy. When we are in perfect health all the energy runs harmoniously throughout our body. When an illness arises the flow of energy becomes disturbed and this can manifest in a diverse array of symptoms. Using very fine needles acupuncture aims to correct the flow of energy and by doing this the symptoms and the illness will be resolved.
How safe is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture when practiced by a licensed professional is very safe.  Like most acupuncturists we use sterile, disposable needles.  Oriental medicine is drug free and so avoids the side effects of western pharmaceuticals.
Side effects from acupuncture are rare, but may include:  bruising, drowsiness, light soreness.  All of these are temporary and short lived. 


What are the benefits of acupuncture?

  • Acupuncture is a safe and effective form of medicine.
  • Acupuncture is holistic and aims to regulate the energetic of the body and bring it back into balance.
  • Acupuncture treats both the symptoms and the root of an illness.
  • Acupuncture can identify imbalances in the body at a very early stage.
  • Acupuncture can treat signs and symptoms that may not have a clear Western medical diagnosis.
  • Acupuncture can help you come off certain prescription.
  • Acupuncture can be a useful alternative if you do not wish to take prescription drugs for whatever personal or medical reasons.
  • Acupuncture may be the last alternative after trying everything else! It is not uncommon for patients to come to the clinic as a 'last measure'.

What are the indications for acupuncture
Acupuncture can be effectively used as the sole complete treatment of an indicated disorder or it can be used as the support or adjunct to treatment in many medical and surgical disorders. The World Health Organization has recommended the use of acupuncture in the treatment of a wide range of medical problems, including :

Digestive disorders:
  • Abdominal pain
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Hyperacidity
  • Indigestion

Emotional disorders:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Nervousness
  • Neurosis

Eye-Ear-Nose-Throat disorders:

  • Cataracts
  • Gingivitis
  • Poor vision
  • Tinnitus
  • Toothache

Gynecological disorders:

  • Infertility
  • Menopausal symptoms
  • Premenstrual syndrome

Miscellaneous disorders:

  • Addiction control
  • Athletic performance
  • Blood pressure, regulation
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Immune system tonification
  • Stress reduction

Musculoskeletal disorders:

  • Arthritis
  • Muscle cramping
  • Muscle pain/weakness
  • Neck pain
  • Sciatica

Neurological disorders:

  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Neurogenic bladder dysfunction
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Postoperative pain
  • Stroke

Respiratory disorders:

  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Common cold
  • Sinusitis
  • Smoking cessation
  • Tonsillitis.

Indications in Gynaecology and Obstetrics

Menstrual Disorders
  • Menorrhagia
  • Metrorrhagia
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Dysfunction uterine bleeding
  • Amenorrhea

Premenstrual Syndrome4;5
Infertility

  • Ovulation Induction
  • Anesthesia during oocyte aspiration
  • Improvement in sperm quality

Hyperemesis

  • gravidarum
  • post chemotherapy
  • postoperative nausea and vomiting

Menopausal symptoms

  • Hot Flushes
  • night sweats
  • irritability
  • insomnia
  • depression

Relaxation during labour
Breech presentation of the fetus 
Postpartum

  • urinary retention
  • perineal pain
  • hemorrhage
  • retention of lochia

Acute mastitis 
To promote lactation 
To inhibit lactation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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